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Amiben Modi: This Navratri spend time with family

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As everyone gets set to celebrate Navratri,  spiritual healer Amiben Modi says that these days are all about celebrations, festivity and family time. “Navratri! The name itself rings a bell within us, making us remember to dance, colours, friends, memories, excitement, spirituality, happiness and enthusiasm. Navratri is the ultimate festival that has the most amount of enjoyment associated with it. Each and every person, be it big or small, knows that this festival primarily denoted happiness and celebrations. During Navratri, each family worships goddesses, every family has a KUL DEVI. During this festival, praying to the goddesses not only purifies your soul but it also provides your family with the ultimate protection for the coming year. The essence of Navratri is to acknowledge and worship the goddesses that protect us, give us strength and love and celebrate their presence with auspicious colours, Garba songs which are made for them and just spread merriment with dance,” she says.

Talking about the rituals associated with the festival, she says, “During Navratri, the main event every day is Mataji Aarti which is a prayer, done with a lamp in the honour of the goddesses. Every family does this Aarti together. They pray to their KUL Devi and this increases their values, bonding and promotes positivity. Fasting during this season when monsoon ends and winter begins purifies your body. This is the logical/scientific reason and fasting during Navratri spiritually earns you blessings from the goddesses to stay healthy happy and invites auspicious events to your home.”

Amiben says that it’s important to spend time with your family during these days. “This Navratri, I urge everyone to spend at least 15 minutes together every day, light a lamp for the goddesses, pray to them for your family’s well-being and just be grateful for everything you have!” she says

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HUL’s decision to remove ‘fair’ is a welcome but not the ultimate victory: Mou Das

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HUL’s decision to remove ‘fair’ is a welcome but not the ultimate victory: Mou Das

The brutal killing of George Floyd in the US once again sparked the debate about colourism and racism. Soon Johnson and Johnson announced that it would stop the production of two of its creams, and Hindustan Unilever Limited quickly followed suit and issued a statement saying they will remove the word “fair” from its popular product “Fair & Lovely”.

Sharing her views on this, producer Mou Das said, “I believe humanity continues to perpetuate in discrimination and violence in small and large scale contexts. ‘Colour and Races’ have waged the worst forms of war, not just against nations but also against humanity.”

“Unless people are stopped from being stigmatized in the world arena by their races and colours, even the next generation will be as much as a victim of these discriminations,” she added.

Mou says she doesn’t blame any particular race and added that we all are victims of our situatedness.

She further said, “All our claims are through our experiences. A girl must not be judged by her appearance, or by the colour of her eyes or of skin or hair. Intrinsic qualities must define an individual. Marriage portfolios are a representation of exactly the conservative mental frame. The multi-billion cosmetic industry runs luring girls to buy magical lotions and potions to improve their skin tone.”

“Now if suddenly no one desires to improve their skin colour what will happen to this Big Game? So definitely not everyone will desire for a world where women will realise their identity beyond their physical features. Hindustan Unilever Limited’s decision to remove the word ‘fair’ from the most popular beauty product is definitely welcome but not the ultimate victory,” she added.

Mou concluded by making a very valid point and said, “Only when everyone realises that beauty is but skin deep and makes conscious decision to go beyond mediocrity to search their true selves, only when the world rises to humanity above all ‘isms’ can we create the utopian world of our dreams.”

Rightly said Mou. We couldn’t agree more.

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Mohsin Khan, Shivangi Joshi resume YRKKH shoot, thank Rajan Shahi

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Mohsin Khan, Shivangi Joshi resume YRKKH shoot, thank Rajan Shahi

A nationwide lockdown was imposed in the month of March because of the Coronavirus outbreak. As a result, the shooting of TV shows was stopped. But now that the process of unlockdown has begun, the TV shows are going on-floors again with various safety and precautionary measures.

Recently, Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi aka Kartik and Naira from Star Plus’ “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” (YRKKH) resumed shooting and were happy with the kind of precautions and safety measures producer Rajan Shahi and his Directors’ Kut Production (DKP) took. In a video, the lead stars have thanked them for providing a safe environment to work in.

In the video Mohsin talks about the arrangements on the sets and said, “This video goes out to Rajan Shahi sir, our producer the entire production team, the entire DKP team, the entire staff, who are staying here on the set, they are doing everything here. When we actors come on the sets, they check our body temperature, oxygen level, and they sanitize every room and the entire set two-three times a day. So this is an appreciation video to thank all you guys for being extra careful and doing their extra bit and following all the protocols. We actors want to thank the entire crew, the production, and the producer. Inshallah, this virus will go away soon from the world, and we can get back to the normal shooting but till then we will fight this out. God Bless.”

Shivangi, in her video said, “As you all know we have resumed shooting for our show YRKKH. I am making this video from the set itself, I am in my makeup room. I just want to thank Rajan sir, our producer, and Director’s Kut Production house for taking such utmost care not only for us but for the entire crew. We have thermal and pulse checking, the entire set is sanitized in every three to four hours, makeup rooms are so clean and it is also sanitized every three hours. We have been given personal makeup kit. And in every room, there is a sanitizer bottle, disinfectant sprays, we have been given personal chair with our names labelled. The set is super clean, the toilets are very clean and there are dustbins everywhere, everyone wears mask and face shield, all the protocols are being followed properly. We all are taking all the safety measures and I just want to thank Rajan sir for making us feel super safe and secure.”

Superb work by Rajan Shahi and team DKP.

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Amit Sarin’s beach outing with family

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Amit Sarin’s beach outing with family

The coronavirus kept us locked in our houses for a really long time, and now all need to breathe some fresh air, with some precautions of course. Amit Sarin, recently, went on a beach outing with his family.

Amit currently lives in L.A. with his wife Vineesha Arora Sarin and kids – Vaeda and Aveer. The four of them were casually dressed for the outing and looked quite happy.

The “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” actor clicked photos with his family and even posted it on his Instagram account.

He captioned it as, “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”

Even his wife shared a few pics from their outing, and wrote, “We love and appreciate you, @amitsarinofficial!! Thanks for being a great role model to our children. Their true superhero (and mine too)! P.S. you’ll always be our favourite omelette and bread pakora maker!!”

Amit was last seen in “Nisha Aur Uske Cousins”. He is currently busy with the production of his Hollywood project “Tiger Heart”.

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